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have voiced in some variation over the last few weeks. it appears to be a shift in america's view of the israeli/palestinian conflict, casting it as a national security issue directly for the united states. and the new approach comes amid talk of a new obama peace plan for the middle east. joining me to talk about all of this are rashid khalidi, professor of arab studies at columbia university, and bret stephens, foreign affairs columnist for the "wall street journal" and a frequent guest here. so what petraeus seems to be saying, i'm out there talking to these arab leaders, it hurts our relationship with them and makes it more difficult for them to ally with us, they all complain about this. so he's sort of reflecting that ground reality, no? >> i think there's some element of truth to that and it's certainly convenient for our political leaders to make the case that discontent in their country has to do with what settlements israel might be building in parts of jerusalem as opposed to saying their own policies, the oppression of the egyptians, of course they're going to blame is
view now. peter galbraith, one of america's most distinguished diplomats over the years has decided that working with karzai is impossible, and draws some very striking conclusions on america's mission in afghanistan, and on karzai himself. >> one of the explanation, based on what sources inside the palace have said, is that he is -- that he may be using drugs. this behavior is very strange. >> what you have heard within the palace does it speak of particular drugs? >> well, hashish use and marijuana is common in afghanistan. >> after that the editor of "time" magazine, a pulitzer price-winning historian and a new columnist for the "new york times." you won't want to miss any of this. let's get started. >>> peter galbraith has served for many years as an american diplomat and has had a dramatic impact on american policy. in croatia, as ambassador, he sounded the alarm that led to u.s. military involvement in the balkans. as a private citizen, he helped the kurds carve out an autonomous republic within iraq. his most recent posting was to afghanistan, where he was sent by u.n. secret
. that's no only a blues aesthetic, that's an american aesthetic. you couldn't get more america than new orleans. ♪ >>> welcome. i'm fareed zakaria. president barack obama had a good couple of weeks. his health care plan got through congress and concluded a nuclear arms reduction treaty with russia and perhaps most important, the american economy appears to be on the road to recovery. but he has a looming problem that could muddy the bright picture. afghanistan. president obama has made a huge investment in the war in afghanistan and having almost tripled the number of u.s. troops in that country. but over the last few weeks, a central problem emerged with his afghan strategy. it is called hamid karzai. policymakers believe the key to successful strategy in afghanistan is having a credible local partner. our local partner is karzai. and relations between him and the obama administration are bad. the administration has privately and at times publicly criticized him for corruption, vote rigging and genuine effect effectness. it threatened to withdraw a white house invitation to him and e
is happening here is a familiar trend in america after a boom and bust. we all feel embarrassed and ashamed and somewhat culpable in having glorified industries, products and people that then crashed miserably. in order -- then we turn on the very people and throw them to the wolves. we criminalize what was standard business practices, some of which might have been aggressive, none of which were illegal. now, i'm all for financial reform. there should be capital requirements for credit default swaps. maybe they shouldn't even be legal. but you can't make those decisions retrospectively. i'm in favor of tighter regulation, but i'm also in favor of the rule of law, of due process and of equal justice, even for people who make tens of millions of dollars. that's my view. you'll hear others as we've convened an extraordinary panel to talk about all this. >> i think there's a deeper issue here. this case presents a threat to goldman and all the investment banks because having given them huge sums of taxpayer dollars to bail them out, taxpayers and others are now saying this is what they do? >> b
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